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Sep 14, 2010 4:30am PDT
>>> and a clean sweep. rafael nadal cements his place in the record books. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone, good to see you. i'm terrell brown. betty nguyen is on assignment this morning. the 2010 primary season draws to a close today. seven states and the district of columbia are holding primary elections. republicans are trying to put in candidates who can ride voter discontent to big gains come november. but there's also defiance within the gop. party leaders are keeping a close eye on today's senate race in delaware. tara mergener is in washington this morning with more. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, this primary is definitely causing some anxiety. party officials fear a tea party win will complicate efforts to take back the senate. the tea party has its sights set on delaware. >> not celebrating yet. encouraged and hopeful, but not celebrating yet. >> reporter: two weeks ago republican christine o'donnell was a long shot. a former marketing consultant up against longtime congressman mike castle. but then the tea party e
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. china's plan to bypass traffic jams that might work in america. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it took almost 30 hours but a key piece of evidence in the gulf oil spill is now out of the ocean and on its way to be examined. the blowout preventer, a massive piece of machinery that failed to stop the gusher could hold major clues to preventing future oil spills. tony guida now with more on the device and the investigation. >> reporter: rising slowly from the floor of the gulf of mexico, a one-million pound hunk of yellow metal once attached to an oil well in the gulf. the blowout preventer that did not live up to its name. its recovery could be the rosetta stone to the worst environmental disaster in american history. >> we want to know why it did not function the way that it was supposed to. and second, we don't want this to happen again. >> reporter: this was america's first look at the complex device that could have saved 11 lives aboard the deepwater horizon rig and prevented some 200 million gallons of
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we begin this sunday with a safe return of american hiker sarah shourd and what it might mean for the two other hikers still held by iran. shourd made a public plea on their behalf after arriving in the u.s. today and iranian president ahmadinejad weighed in seeming to hint as a possible deal. bianca solorzano has the latest. >> reporter: after nearly 14 months in captiveity in iran sarah shourd was finally back in the u.s. today. carefully maintaining her compose sure in expressing bittersweet emotions. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: shourd fiancee shane bauer and friend josh fattal are still being held in tehran's infamous evan prison. the three were arrested in 2009, accused-of-being spies after iran claimed they crossed the border from iraq's kurdistan region. >> if we were indeed near the iran/iraq border, that border was entirely unmarked
CBS
Sep 12, 2010 6:00pm PDT
cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we begin tonight with the latest on the aftermath of that gas line explosion in san bruno, california. here's a look at the neighborhood before and after thursday evening's deadly blast. tonight at least four people are confirmed dead and five others are missing, and there are growing questions about what the utility knew of the danger. john blackstone is in san bruno tonight. john, king. >> king, russ. good news for some residents today. officials are giving permits for some people that lived in about 300 homes to return here for the first time since the explosion. for many whose homes were not damaged, the news was painful. >> the news reports didn't do it justice. >> reporter: will it feel good going back to the neighborhood? >> kind of eerie i think with most of the neighborhood gone. >> reporter: it's a scene now seared into the memory of those who lived through it, a wall of flame erupting through the earth, as jim menard took these photos. he thought of war. >> i was thinking of napalm. i was j
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am PDT
by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am PDT
falls 39 stories, lands on a car and lives. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate ocracoke island this morning. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to 8 inches of rain. >> i've never scene waves like this. >> reporter: in st. croix heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore
CBS
Sep 4, 2010 6:30pm EDT
environment? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> good evening, jeff is off. we begin with a stunning turnaround by one of the web's most popular and controversial sites. craigslist, after months of pressure, abruptly took down the adult services section of its web site today. bill whitaker has the details. >> reporter: this is what greeted visitors to the adult services section of craigslist today-- censored. the online classified ads network apparently bowing to public pressure and mounting criticism that the site was little more than a high-tech marketplace for prostitution and human trafficking. recently, 17 state attorneys general turned up the heat signing this letter demanding that the site be taken down. today, connecticut's attorney general applauded the decision. >> craigslist fortly is doing the right thing. >> the attorneys general reported to this cnn report. the site's founder was confronted about ads that seemed to be soliciting sex. >> she writes, $250 an hour." what do you think she's selling in her bra and underaware, a dinner d
CBS
Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
this delicacy of cake layers and filling get its name? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. the public pressure has been building for days as four young men filed lawsuits charging sexual abuse by georgia pastor eddie long. this morning bishop long faced his mega church, his congregation and addressed the charges, vowing to fight them even as he did not unequivocally deny them. mark strassmann was there. >> glory, glory, glory, glory, glory hallelujah. >> reporter: for these georgia faithful, sunday services hit close to their spiritual home, allegations of sinful sexual conduct against their own pastor, bishop eddie long. >> i'm under attack. >> attacked by four young men from his ministry. long adopted them in their teens as his spiritual sons, but they say long also seduced them with cars, jewelry and scripture for sex. they were all past the legal age of consent be are suing for emotional distress and fraud. >> he took them on trips around the country and around the world, and he engaged in sexual acts in p
CBS
Sep 25, 2010 6:00pm PDT
cure. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. $100 million is a lot of money, no matter when it comes along, but in the middle of an economy still struggling and when many public schools across this country are suffering badly, it means that much more. the city benefitting from the gift is newark, new jersey, about 10 miles from new york city. the school system's benefactor is facebook billionaire mark zuckerburg, and today he joined top city and city officials to launch the big new push. jay dow has details. >> reporter: 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerberg, worgt $6.9 billion, is opening up his sizable checkbook for students in newark, new jersey's, troubled school system. >> i think it will be a symbol that can be replicated across the whole country. i think these are the guys to get it done. >> mayor booker and governor christie accepted zuckerburg's gift on friday's" oprah winfrey show." >> $100 million. >> reporter: and appeared together again today in newark. behind the buzz, the grant stands to put
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 4:30am PDT
falls out of the bleachers. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 21, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. in afghanistan this morning, a deadly helicopter crash has claimed the lives of nato service members in the southern part of the country. nine coalition troops were killed. it's the deadliest year for nato in the nine-year war. mandy clark is in kabul with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. according to nato sources, early reports indicate that the dead were americans and on a special forces mission. now, the crash happened at 4:00 a.m. in southern afghanistan. many of these covert operations happen at night and the goal is to disrupt taliban operations, either hunting commanders or searching for caches of drugs and weapons. there was no enemy fire when the helicopter crashed in the region, so the cause of the crash is being investigated. according to sources, it happened in zabul province, north of kandahar and a taliban-dominated area. unfortunately, helicopter crashes have happened in the past. last o
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. that gas explosion in san bruno, california, has drawn new attention to what some see as a hidden danger in this country-- underground pipelines. there are nearly 306,000 miles of them in the united states, bringing gas to 58 million homes. when one of those pipelines ruptured last thursday, 37 homes were wiped out and at least four people were killed. four others are still missing. tonight, investigators are trying to zero in on a cause while those who lost everything are trying to put their lives back together. from san bruno, here's john blackstone. >> reporter: a gas station surveillance video obtained by cbs news captures the moment of the explosion in san bruno. the fire erupting from the earth turned the suburban neighborhood into an inferno as residents ran for their lives. jacques chiramberro and his daughter anne marie escaped by climbing their back fence. >> while we were up on that fence the heat from the flames,
CBS
Sep 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to england. >> they're massive. they're huge. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. a journey that began with a mountain hike more than a year ago is concluding tonight with a long flight toward home. released american hieger sarah shourd left oman today for dubai, while her two fellow hikers remained prisoners in iran. what's next for them? michelle miller has more. >> reporter: after more than 13 months in captivity, sarah shourd is on her way home tonight. before leaving oman she expressed appreciation and hope to the nation that help broker her release. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. >> reporter: shourd arrived in oman tuesday, the arab nation an ally of both the u.s. and iran, mediating the half million dollar bail that was part of her release. it may have saved her life. her morclaims shourd has a lump on her breast and precancerous cervical cells but she laefdz behind the men she was arrested with last year, her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal, all three
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
accused of teaching her 2-year-old to smoke marijuana. this is the cbs morning news for thursday, september 16th, 2010. good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. we begin with the upcoming midterm elections, a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows voter frustration running high, neither party escapes criticism and the president is taking plenty of heat. the number one issue among voters, the economy. a record number of american voters want new blood in congress. 55% say it's time for their representative to go. voters are frustrated with both parties. 58% disapprove of the democrats. 68% disapprove of the republicans. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. midterms, believe it or not, are now just seven weeks away and both parties are under growing pressure to prove they can fix the economy. with bitter midterm battles looming, president obama is taking a fresh shot at republicans. >> we don't have time for any more games. i understand there's an election coming up. >> reporter: wednesday, he
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 6:30pm EDT
common cancer in babies and children produces exciting results. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the world watched stunned as terrorists trained in pakistan attacked mumbai, india, nearly two years ago. they killed more than 170 people and wounded 300. now officials say terrorists tied to al qaeda have been planning new attacks just like it in europe, and some of the recent c.i.a. drone attacks in pakistan may have been launched to disrupt the plot. justice correspondent bob orr is following this still-developing story. bob, the details of the european plot are absolutely chilling. >> reporter: well, katie, yes, they are. u.s. and european officials say the plot called for a spectacular multipronged attack on numerous cities in great britain, france, denmark, and germany. teams of terrorists, trained by an al qaeda-linked group along the pakistan-afghan border, plan to carry out commando-style shooting sprees. patterned on the mumbai attacks of 2008. sources descri
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 4:30am PDT
house. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 17th, 2010. good morning on this friday. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. in new york, folks are preparing for a rough commute. a violent and fast-moving storm tore through the city. at least one person was killed, commuter trains were knocked out, and roads were blocked by downed trees. hurricane-force winds were recorded, and today the national weather service will determine if a tornado touched down. packing winds near 100 miles per hour, the storm sliced through the city in just minutes. tearing trees from the ground, ripping bricks from buildings, and knocking out power to tens of thousands. >> my used-to-be car is now a convertible. i've seen bad winds. this, they said there was a tornado warning. i think it hit. >> i've been here like over 20 years and i have never seen anything like this. >> a woman died outside manhattan after a tree fell on the car she was sitting in. numerous other injuries were reported. >> we'll get power back. the trees will regrow, but to lose a life, you never get that
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >> couric: the controversial documentary "waiting for superman." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. six months after president obama signed health care reform into law, some of its key provisions kicked in today, changes that affect the 194 million americans who have private insurance and anyone planning to buy it. insurers can no longer deny children coverage for a preexisting condition. young adults can stay on their parents' policy until they turn 26. insurance companies can't cancel your policy if you get sick. no more lifetime caps on how much insurers will pay, and preventive care such as cancer screenings, will be covered completely at no cost to you. wyatt andrews reports on the first phase of the most sweeping changes this country's health care system has ever seen. >> i can't stand up for any length of time. >> reporter: last year, as patricia reilling battled cancer in both of her breasts, her insurance company, anthem, canceled her health care policy
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 4:30am PDT
lawsuit and some disturbing allegations. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 9, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. remnants of tropical storm of hermine are still carrying heavy rains and the threat of flooding today. strong thunderstorms poured heavy rain into oklahoma and there are reports of at least two tornado sightings in texas. an eyewitness grabbed this shot of a tornado on his iphone. several twisters touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a truck's whose rig was slammed into a paint warehouse. the lone star state got at much as 10 inches in the lone star state. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally, within 30 minutes, it was so high that we couldn't even walk back and forth from the apartments. >> reporter: the water came up so fast, over such a wide area, rescuers and in communities acros
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am EDT
. this is the "cbs morning news" samaritan. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 10, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning on a very busy friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. a huge explosion incinerated large chunks of a san francisco suburb last fight. this morning firefighters are still battling the deadly flames and looking for survivors. the initial blast rocked san bruno, sending flames 1,000 feet into the air. it's believed a ruptured gas line is responsible. city officials say at least one person was killed and 53 homes were destroyed. the gas-fed and wind-whipped fire engulfed ten acres. fire officials say looking for survivors is difficult, at best. >> our problem is, obviously it was a high-pressure gas line. we could not get close to the line until they could shut down that pipeline. currently they are shutting down distribution lines so we still have residual in the gas lines. at the last briefing we still were not able to access the area fully. >> by late last night the fires were 50% contained. lau
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we don't know if sarah palin intends to enter the presidential race. the only failed vice presidential candidate in modern times who ever went on to win the white house was franklin roosevelt. but the former governor of alaska is at the traditional starting line tonight-- iowa. and our latest cbs news/"new york times" poll only 20% of americans overall have a favorable opinion of palin. but 50% of republicans do. and those are the votes she would need for the nomination. dean reynolds is in des moines tonight. dean, the caucuses are 17 months away but iowa is already getting plenty of attention. >> reporter: very true, katie. there are some 50 news organizations and a thousand dinner guests here tonight in des moines, all of them drawn to this room by one person-- sarah palin. >> we can take it back! we can take back our country and we're gonna turn things around! >> reporter: for weeks, the former alaska governor has been promoting her
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 4:30am PDT
fails. >> stay down. heads down. stay down. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 27th, 2010. good morning, everybody. good to see you on a monday. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen. we begin this morning with flooding in the midwest a levee on the verge of collapse along the wisconsin river. the failing levee located about 36 miles north of madison. this morning the river is nearing record high levels. the high water has flooded access road to a park, cut off residents who decided to stay behind despite warnings to evacuate. >> where we're standing here is plenty high. we wouldn't be able to get in and out for days on end and we'd have to float in and out and i'm not ready to get my votes out yet. >> officials warned emergency vehicles would not be able to reach anyone in the park. it could be days before they can return. meanwhile also flooding in minnesota and south dakota. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: this, all the result of several days of heavy rain across the upper midwest last week. as much as 10 inches fell in some places. residents in zumbrow fal
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:30pm PDT
only hit the waves for fun, it's to kee them alive. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> mitchell: good evening. katie is off tonight. eight weeks from tomorrow, americans will vote in the congressional midterm elections. the state of the economy first and foremost on their minds. and with polls showing his party struggling, president obama went on the road this labor day, beginning a new push to retake control of the economic debate. he proposed spending $50 billion to improve the nation's infrastructure and create new jobs. he also called on congress to approve new tax credits for small businesses while allowing the bush-era tax cuts for high- income earners to expire. senior white house correspondent bill plante begins our coverage. >> reporter: fired up by a cheering crowd of union members in milwaukee, the president argued that he's working hard to fix the economy. >> i am going to keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute to turn this economy around. >> report
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of researchers. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening. katie will be along later in the broadcast. we begin with a stunning development in the story that has ignited a firestorm of controversy all over the world. late today, the florida minister who promised to burn copies of the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 said he was canceling the event. pastor terry jones said it's part of an agreement to move a planned islamic cultural center away from ground zero. though the center's imam tonight insisted there is no such deal and he says he's never even spoken to jones. the pastor's decision followed an appeal from president obama and a personal phone call from defense secretary robert gates. all of this as the state department has issued a warning to americans traveling overseas of possible revenge attacks, and even as there were more protests today in muslim nations. there is a lot to report tonight. kelly cobiella begins our coverage in gainesville, florida, kelly. >> reporter
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 4:30am PDT
the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 29th, 2010. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleare
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
have made happiness contagious. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> good evening. katie is off. much of the east coast is on alert tonight for hurricane earl. as many as 26 million people could soon be feeling its impact. even if the storm never makes landfall. earl is a category three storm earl is a category two storm right now with sustained winds of more than 111 miles an hour. the eye now less than 200 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina, and it's outer banks which could be the first to feel the effects of the hurricane before it takes an expected turn to the northeast. warnings and watches are up from north carolina, where at least 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the coast; all the way up to the canadian border. as this view from space demonstrates, earl is a particularly large hurricane about 400 miles across. we have a team of correspondents stationed along the east coast tonight. we begin with kelly cobiella who is in kill devil hills, north carolina. kelly. >> repor
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Sep 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
experts and exexterminators plot a counterattack. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 22nd, this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone on a wednesday. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. the senator majority leader says he won't wait until next year to try again to lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military. he plans to bring it up again after the november election but some gay rights activists say the democrats missed their best chance to end don't ask don't tell yesterday. joel brown reports. >> reporter: senate democrats took a big political gamble and lost. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: their election-year effort to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy failed by four votes. democrats tried to include the repeal in a military spending bill that's needed to fund operations in iraq and afghanistan. a tactic that outraged republicans. >> this is a blatant political ploy in order to try to galvanize the political ba
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Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced to evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't know how many structures the blaze has burned, but anna and tom know their home is gone. tom stayed b
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Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
christine o'donnell. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 20th, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. good to see you on a monday. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen. this morning people on the island of bermuda are waking up to a mess left by hurricane igor. the eye of the storm, category 1, by the way, passed just 40 miles west of the island around midnight and pounded the british territory with heavy rains and winds up to 75 miles an hour. trees and power lines were downed, cutting electricity for nearly 20,000 customers and flooding low-lying areas. >> safety first. we can always rebuild. as bermudaans, we already know how to rebuild. it's just one of those things. >> igor is expected to turn northwest today. later this week it will cause dangerous as well as and riptides along the east coast. >>> the american hiker imprisoned months in iran says her arrest was, quote, a huge misunderstanding. sarah shourd begged for the release of her com pain yons right now still in prison. tara mergener is in new york with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrel
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Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
a nation of religious illiterates. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the recession may be officially over, but it has left the confidence of americans badly shaken. and numbers just out from the government today show why. since the recession began, household incomes have fallen nearly 3% to just over $50,000. adjusting for inflation, americans are making $4,000 less than they were a decade ago. and their biggest investment, their home, has lost nearly 6% of its value. the recession has not only affected our wallets but our hearts. young people are putting off marriage. over a three-year period, the number of americans under 35 who were married fell 3%. but behind all these numbers are real people with real stories. here's our senior business correspondent anthony mason. >> you know, unless it was an air bubble.... >> reporter: in south salem, new york, 53-year-old chuck tater has been working overtime at the garage he owns but still earning less money. >> bet
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Sep 6, 2010 4:30am PDT
recycling to a whole new level. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 6, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the eco
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Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
anything, but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the gathering of world leaders at the united nations here in new york this week has not done much to improve relations between the united states and iran. in fact, president mahmoud ahmadinejad strained them even further when he said most of the world believes the u.s. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to benefit israel. today, president obama responded. chief white house correspondent chip reid is here covering the united nations meeting. chip? >> reporter: well, katie, today president obama came out swinging, but there is no sign the iranian president is backing down. president obama had strong words today for iranian president ahmadinejad who suggested in a speech at the united nations yesterday that the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks. >> well, it was offensive, it was hateful. >> reporter: especially, he said, because the comments w
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Sep 15, 2010 4:30am PDT
scandal. this is the cbs morning news for wednesday, september 15th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell for betty nguyen. on the last primary day before the 2010 election the tea party again stuck it to the republican party. one candidate scored an upset win in the gop senate primary in delaware. another is running neck and neck in new hampshire. there are big questions this morning about the gop's chances of overtaking the senate come november. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. last night was the last chance for the tea party to show strength ahead of midterm elections. once again, they proved they do have political muscle. the tea party express is on a roll. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we, the people. >> reporter: last night in a stunning upset, tea party favorite christine o'donnell knocked the nine-term republican congressman out of delaware's senate race. >> we need citizen politicians in dover and in washington, d.c., to get our state and our country back on track. >> reporter: in new hampshire's republican senate primary tea
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Sep 24, 2010 4:30am PDT
flood emergencies and evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps holding the space capsule to the station failed to open. cbs news space consultant bill harwood was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mechanism with hooks and latches designed to release on command to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the system to respond. the hooks and latches simply didn't open. they spent about three hours trying to trouble shoot the problem. an astronaut inside the space station looked at the mechanism from th
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 6:30pm EDT
by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. this is a special broadcast tonight with fewer commercials and more news. and we begin with an issue that has divided this country for years: should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military? since 1993, "don't ask, don't tell" than law, but activists have argued it's not good enough. and congressional democrats saw an opportunity to repeal it and provide full rights to gay and lesbian service members. but today, supporters of that repeal fell four votes short of stopping a republican filibuster so as david martin reports, "don't ask, don't tell" lives on. >> reporter: it was an arcane procedural vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: but its significance was crystal clear to david hall, who was caked out of air force r.o.t.c. for homosexuality. >> i was very disappointed in the results of the vote that happened in the senate today. >> reporter: hall watchd watchdm the gallery as president obama's effort to repeal the law which pre
CBS
Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
that's it for us at 5:00. cbs evening news is next. caption colorado, l.l.c. comments@captioncolorado.com >> smith: tonight, after more than seven years of war, the president announcing the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. >> we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. is. >> smith: also tonight, hurrican earl, a hurricane watch goes up in north carolina after the powerful and dangerous storm shows what it can do in the caribbean. and families reunited. a joyous homecoming for soldiers back from war. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: and this is a special western edition. good evening, katie is off tonight. after seven and a half years of war, u.s. combat operations in iraq have come to an end and president obama went on national television tonight to make the announcement. since the 2003 invasion to oust saddam hussein, more than 4,400 americans have died. more than 34,000 have been wounded. price tag: $744 billion and counting. and in a cbs
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the world has a story. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening, katie is off. north carolina's governor says her state dodged a bullet today but will the northeast be as lucky? hurricane earl is now a category one storm. it's weaker but still dangerous with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles an hour. and it is large. with tropical storm winds stretching for 200 miles. this hurricane is also picking up speed, heading northeast at 22 miles an hour. bringing strong gusts and heavy surf to the coast just in time for the holiday weekend. the eastern end of new york's long island is next in line for a brush with earl. elaine quihano is in montauk tonight. elaine, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you erica. in just the last hour or so we've seen conditions here really start to deteriorate with the winds, the waves, the rain all starting to pick up now. tonight this area remains under a tropical storm warning as hurricane earl swirls up the eastern seaboard. as hurricane
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
civil rights leaders is exposed as a paid f.b.i. informant. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for three american families there was joy mixed with heart break today. iran finally released sarah shourd, a native of los angeles, who had been held for more than a year on spy charges. she was freed for medical reasons after $500,000 in bail money was deposited in an iranian bank. it's not clear who paid. but iran continues to hold two of her friends, including her fiance. in a moment we'll hear from a family member. but first, elizabeth palmer on the latest turn in this long- running drama. >> reporter: free at last. after 410 days of imprisonment, sarah shourd arrived in the gulf state of oman, safely back in the arms of her mother. in iran just hours before, shourd had left prison with a police escort to face one last hurdle before her flight out. staying on message with the local media. >> i especially and particularly want to address president ahmadinejad and al
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